We (almost) decided not to go to Agadir at all, and just stay in Essaouira until the last day (Sat 25/09). Our plane leaves at 7pm so we figure we need to be at the airport at around 4-5pm. From what we can see, buses leave at 3am and 2pm only, so it would seem that the first one is way too early, and the second one is too late. Do you guys know how much a taxi to the airport would be? We saw somewhere that the price is around MAD700, is that about right? Any other transport suggestions?
Also, is there somewhere to eat at the airport?
great forum great website, so many information...
It's my first post here,
We are European couple traveling to Morocco from London.
It's our first trip to Morocco and non European country,
We are looking for advice where to go in Morocco ?
We decide to stay in Essaouira for a first week and then travel to Marrakesh for a few days and maybe somewhere else ? (any recommendations welcome)
We have flight from London to Agadir (it's cheapest option I think)
Date is to choose, but we think about 11th of September, ( we want to enjoy a bit of beach and sun and then next week - travel around to see beauty of Morocco)
So here's a question is it good idea to travel on that day ?
considering it's Eid ul-Fitr, would it be difficult to travel to Essaouira from Agadir (plane lands about 18.30 pm, so - evening)
I know there is only one bus in the morning, and I know there are taxis, but we can't afford to rent whole taxi...:( budget for whole trip is stretched...
1. would it be difficult to travel on 11th September ?
2. Is it better idea to got to Essaouira same evening, or better to stay in Agadir for night or longer ?
3. I have several contacts to raids in Essa., thanks to folks from this website, but we plan to stay 7 days only in one place then go to Marrakesh for 2-3 days then, somewhere else, we didn't decided, so any advice - very welcome. (we don't like to travel longer then 4 hours per day, so 8 hours trips - are rather out)
4. It's our very first time to Africa and Muslim culture country, so please give us some details - what to do, what to do not, etc...
big thanks in advance
Thanks so much for all the useful answers to my question about taxis.
Does anyone have any tips of things to do in Essaouira with young children - nice places to swim, see, eat etc or any general tips.
Thanks in advance
I have been quoted £130 return fare for a taxi from Marrakesh to Essaouira (not sure what this is in local currency).
Is this reasonable? Haven't looked into buses but I'll be traveling with kids so looking for the most convenient way to get there.
Thanks in advance
We would like to escape Essaouira for a few months and are looking to advertise for a long term renter, Where would be a good & free site to find suitable tenants. I know it is not allowed on VT.
Thanks for any help..
I'm looking for a partner to share accommodation in Essouiara during the Gnawa festival. It is difficult to find single rooms. I would be happy to hear from anyone who might be interested, or who has any suggestions of a decent but not expensive place that might have single rooms.
Just so love the photos of Essaouira.... we are a same sex couple.... do you think we are going to have problems touring this area...?
im 18 and just finished college and am planning on going to essaouira on the 24th of february. and my family (all excpecting me to take a trip to somewhere benidorm)are all obsessed with the idea that ill get kidnapped or mugged. although this has not change my mind whatsoever i was just wondering if it is safe? im planning on staying in a hostel (hostel essaoira) has anyone else been??
i was also wondering about what the weathers like this time of the year? and also is it possible to rent somewhere on £75 a week??
all tips would be brill...
I was wondering about where could I go to spend the next new year's Eve. Could you tell me if it is going to be some party / feast in the streets or beach in Essaouira?
thank you very much!
I´m travelling to Essaouira in december with my boyfriend and we´re looking for an appartment to stay for 2 months. We don´t have much money and we´re expecting to spend around 400 €/month. Does anyone knows of someone who rents houses there and how are the prices in this time of the year?
I´d thank very much any information because on internet everything I find is for tourists and expensive.
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has experienced the same situation as myself. I have visited Essaouira and was conned into lending 3600 MAD to help a local guy with an apparent kite surfing instructors course (he didnt do it) only to be told he would not be paying back the money and instead his mother needs it to build a house!?!? I spoke to her and she apologised profusely begging me not to go to the police and in turn promised the money would be returned at the end of last month however she is no longer prepared to return it either. I know there is a process of retrieval through the police/embassey. Can others please advise of any similar experiences.
can anyone give me advice on how much car hire will be? is it easy to hire a car after we arrive in essaouira?
also we need a cheap riad for 6 people for a week (in july). what sort of price range will this be and is it adivsable to book on the internet or better to turn up and chance it and get hassled by touts.
I am travelling to Essaouira on Friday and I just wondered if there was an ATM machine there or if I need to sort myself out with travellers' cheques/US dollars. Can someone advise?
Also, any tips on travelling to Essaouira with a 2 year old? I am particularly interested in trips to nearby places (we will probably hire a car as we are surfers) that a 2 year old might like?
Hi, I am travelling to Essaouira next week and I am trying to find out what the weather is like. Every site I look up has a wide range of temperature forecast which doesn't really tell me anything. Please can you tell me if it rainy at the moment and is it warm. Do I need a jacket in the evening?
I would like to pre-book a taxi from Marrakech airport to Essaouira on arrival by the late EasyJet (19:20 so missing the last bus). Anyone know of a local taxi company or agency to arrange this in advance with an agreed price and assurance of reliable service?
I am writer looking for a cheap place to finish a book. I was hoping to rent a room for 100 euros a month. Not looking for nice or frills, just a room to write. Does anyone know if this possible in Essaouira or Morocco??
Our flight arrives at 5pm on oct 16th-could I get a bus from marr.to ess that evening? We're 2 women is it safe to travel in the evening?
I would like to know if it is possible to get a bus
Essaouira - marakech on the 3-09-08 at 12h00 Supratours.
Is it still summer that date or not.
Or do we have to take the 16h00 Supratours.
I thought maybe it is a problem because it's ramadan?
My touropperator can arrange a transfer to marrakech but it's to high priced.
thanks in advance saskia
I'll be arriving to Marrakesh around 19:00 hrs--does anyone know if collective taxis are still available to Essaouira around this time?
Can anyone tell me how far (how long) from suprabus terminal in Essaouirra to Al Jasira Hotel? Is it in walking distance witgh luggage?
Any bus to Marrakesh from Essaouria? (CTM or Supratours)
and can you tell me the bus time table?
Thank you for your help !!!!
Is there any direct bus service available from Essaouira to Casablanca? If so, how frequent is the bus service, and how long is the bus journey?
Hi my husband and i plus our two girls aged 5 and 2 are visting 4 days marrakech and 4 days essouira in march, what is the best and cheapest way to travel from marrakech to Es and could you recommend somewhere cheap to stay but somewhere that also has a pool. Will weather be quite warm in march to do paddling in sea, or would you recommend a hotel with heated pools? also names of nice restaurants italians etc and any other info would be appreciated and also how much shouls we expect to pay for taxi from marr airport to city centre? and is it poss to book supratour from marr to essouira in advance from uk.
all info welcome thanx
I saw a fantastic live band at the Taros Cafe on New Years Eve (2007/8). Does anyone know the name of the band? EarthFlyer has posted a picture of them.
i want to travel from essaouira to immesouane. does anybody knows how i can reach that place? thanks in advance!
Hi! I`m going to visit Essaouira again for Nov. 4th to 11th 2007. I`m looking for a save and clean place in the Medina for less than 200 Dh per night. Can anyone suggest me anything? I would apprecciate it.
Does anyone know of a place we can setup a sandboarding experience near Essaouira?
Hi, i'm going to Morocco soon and am planning to spend half my time in Essaouira and half in Chefchaouen. What is the best method of transport for a lone traveller between these two places? Will a taxi take me all the way? How much would this likely be?
Thanks for your help
am planning to travel to essaouira from marrakech during Eid al-Fitr and wondered if buses will be running as normal and if i need to book tickets in advance? also what about shop openings? i am travelling with my baby and will need to buy supplies of nappies, milk etc. are the supermarkets open each day during this period?
any advice much appreciated!
I'm planning on going to Morocco for about 3 months in january. I don't have much money so am thinking htat rather than travel too much I'm going to rent an apartment in a town and get active. A friend recommended surfing in Essaouira. How much would it cost to rent for the 3 months? Would it be difficult to finda place? What would be a reasonable budget for the time spent there?
Thanks in advance